Chemical Handler / Operator (Chemical Experience/Background Required) Is Urgently Needed At VPC Group Inc. – 150 Toro Road, North York, ON

Job Title: Chemical Handler / Operator
Location: 150 Toro Road, North York, ON
Shift: Morning, Night, Overnight
Wage: From $55,000.00 per year

Full job description

VPC Group Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer specializing in converting chemicals and fibre into quality foam and nonwoven products for the home furnishing markets. A privately owned company, VPC Group is committed to creating a positive work experience for employees by providing them with a safe work environment and opportunities for growth. VPC Group has become a supplier of choice by committing to operational excellence, investing in technology, and being close to our customers to deliver exceptional service.

Vitafoam Products Canada location is looking for a Chemical Handler/Receiver in North York, ON.

Please note, this position is not a lab role, it is a very physical job controlling, monitoring and maintaining various chemicals processes as it relates to specific operating equipment.


  • Comply with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and established company safety rules
  • Offload chemicals from Rail Cars and Tanker Trucks daily
  • Control and monitor chemicals in storage tanks
  • Control and monitor chemical handling equipment (pumps, compressors)
  • Operate material handling equipment including a Lift Truck
  • Record and follow process instructions
  • Clean plant and equipment, including all tanks and mixers as needed to maintain a good housekeeping philosophy
  • Maintain constructive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and managers


  • College level education in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 2+ years of manufacturing experience
  • Must have the ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. (22.68 kgs)
  • Knowledge and experience with a process control system in controlling reactions and processes an asset
  • Mechanical aptitude, including knowledge and use of hand tools
  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate effectively in English
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Flexibility required to work overtime at times for our 24/7 manufacturing operation

The company is committed to employment equity. Should you require accommodation please indicate your requirements and accommodation will be made available at any stage of the recruitment process.

The company thanks all those who apply but only those whose background closely matches the requirements of the position will be contacted for an interview.


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Do you have the ability to lift 20-25 kgs?
  • Do you have the ability to work outside in various weather conditions?
  • Are you okay with wearing respirator all the time in the plant?
  • Are you aware that this isn’t an office job, it’s physical and in the factory instead.
  • Do you have experience handling dangerous chemicals hands-on? (Required)


  • chemical handling: 1 year (preferred)
  • manufacturing: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

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